Software Engineer, Data Services

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Optimizely is the world's leader in customer experience optimization, allowing businesses to dramatically drive up the value of their digital products, commerce and campaigns through its best in class experimentation software platform. By replacing digital guesswork with evidence-based results, Optimizely enables product and marketing professionals to accelerate innovation, lower the risk of new features, and drive up the return on investment from digital by up to 10X. Over 26 of the Fortune 100 companies choose Optimizely to power their global digital experiences. Optimizely’s impressive customer list includes eBay, FOX, IBM, The New York Times and many more global enterprises.

Job Description

Data Services team is the backbone of Optimizely, providing data, and analytics solutions to the entire company.  Our customers are different departments within Optimizely - Finance/Accounting, Sales, Marketing, Success, Product/Engineering, and Human Resources.   We are laser-focused on building efficient applications and solutions to enhance operational efficiency in various parts of the organizations and empower them to accelerate their delivery.  Today, solutions from Data Services feed into critical business processes, positively impacting and influencing initiatives of tens of millions of dollars.


To effectively realize our team ambition, we are looking for a seasoned Software Engineer with a focus on data-oriented applications. It is a must that our future colleague to be passionate about building data services solutions to significantly contribute to Optimizely’s revenue growth. This is a high visibility role across the organization and the solutions delivered by the team will have an org-wide impact. This role would be technologically challenging with varied tech stack.  It involves working with NoSQL data stores, relational databases, and big data stores with 100s of terabytes of Optimizely events. The role will work closely with other engineering teams, product managers, data analysts and data scientists.


  • Create, maintain optimal data pipeline architectures with a high focus on efficiency dealing with large datasets

  • Assemble and aggregate large, complex data sets that meet functional / non-functional business requirements.

  • Design, and implement services and solutions for internal process improvements to maximize business efficiency: automating manual processes

  • Build infrastructure required to work with various systems such as AWS, Google Data Store, and several systems via APIs.

  • Build analytics tools that utilize the data to provide actionable insights into customer acquisition, operational efficiency, and other key business performance metrics.

  • Closely work with data scientists to understand and potentially productize the output from the models into applications



  • 3+ years of engineering experience with a focus on data-intensive applications; Graduate degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Information Systems or any quantitative field.  

    • Good programming and algorithmic skill; We are language-agnostic.

    • Advanced working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases, and non-relational databases.

    • Experience with AWS cloud services: EC2, RDS, Redshift

    • Experience/Exposure to workflow management tools like Airflow, etc.

    • Experience/Exposure to big data ecosystem tools: Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, etc.

  • Strong analytic skills related to working with unstructured datasets.

  • Strong communication and organizational skills.  Prior experience working with GTM teams would be a plus

  • Strong acumen to perform root cause analysis at both data and processes level to articulate a response to specific business questions.

  • Experience building and optimizing data pipelines, architecture that involves large datasets would be a plus




Additional Information


  • Commuter and transportation benefits
  • Catered in-office lunch and dinner on weekdays
  • Full medical insurance with very low co-pay and deductible. HMO, PPO, and HSA options available
  • Full dental coverage including orthodontics
  • Full vision coverage including contacts
  • Dependents 100% covered for medical, dental, and vision
  • Wellness Grant
  • Unlimited vacation policy and seventeen weeks of paid parental leave
  • 401k benefit
  • Working with a great team and having a huge impact!


At Optimizely, we embody inclusion and embrace diversity.  Optimizely is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit.  Optimizely prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual identity, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, nationality, citizenship, age, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, or any other unlawful consideration. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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